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09:02 Jul 2, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase:shine
Entschuldigung, wenn das hier wir eine non-pro-Frage daherkommt, aber ich lese gerade eine englische Übersetzung Korrektur und bin dort über den Ausdruck "...illuminated push button SHINES" (= "Leuchttaster leuchtet") gestolpert. Eigentlich kenne ich das aus technischen Dokus nur als "is ON" oder "is illuminated". Kann man das wirklich so ausdrücken?
Dear Ayla, here is another native speaker. Everybody is a native speaker. In this case, hey, we share the same language. Are you looking for "die Drucktaste ist beleuchtet", or "the push button is lit"?
"Is lit" would be another way of putting it - "shines" is certainly not what I would call "correct", in a technical document. But what do you want, an English > German translation, or an English explanation? See your language pair in the heading.
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Explanation: Actually, I'm going to assume you really did want an English explanation rather than a German translation.
The English is rather badly-written; an "illuminated" switch "is lit" by definition. But I certainly wouldn't use "shine" here; I'd suggest "the illuminating switch is lit". Just a thought...
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